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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 70+ Nov 15, 2012

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ยบ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 2 Responses Feb 15

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 11 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    .. I have been very young which is why I have had these, I have not found these pleasant or at all condoning. I regret them but I was not ready for a baby.. But now I am pregnant...
    jessicamayx jessicamayx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Have Had Way Too Many Surgeies
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    We have had a really warm and sunny summer so far here in Cornwall which has meant a lot of days spent on the beaches and coves close to my home. My boyfriend is home on leave...
    saratzuke saratzuke 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Had my first one this year. Started bugging me right around Memorial Day. Thought it was a bladder infection. Did a course of antibiotics. Didn't help. Dr then thought kidney stone...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm considering getting the gastric sleeve but an petrified about the actual surgery
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F Jul 15

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    This happens often when you have kids...little old ladies especially. I remember one lovely old lady in the doctors surgery once who told me all about her children when they were...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times, once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have something I gotta get outta me so yea.. I was younger from 5th grade to 8th grade.. I had depression anxiety and anger problems. I would not stop crying for those 3/4 years...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I thought we had it all, mostly because he told me so. I'm reluctant in love and always have been, I need convincing and he was so good at it he made me feel like we were forever...
    LoudMouse LoudMouse 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    This all began when I graduated military college. *** you all know #military people# don`t have a possibility to choose where to serve or to work or whatever....... That was my...
    bilberrry bilberrry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    .i've suffered from deep depression and anxiety since 1992 and tried all kinds of medicines and therapies. i even tried a clinical trial at the NIH but didn't qualify for their...
    dianeepoo dianeepoo 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Best nap I ever had! The hardest part was the waiting--The doctor was running late. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist saying "Ok the Propofol might feel a little...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    They weren't bad to the point of physical abuse, but they were far from good. I met my first girlfriend when I was in my last year of high school. We got along great, but I...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    One time I had a weird a.s.s dream about my taco socks the tacos from the socks came off the socks and came alive, the the tacos started to chase me but I had a gun so I stated...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I thought I was pregnant for about three weeks....and part of me still thinks it. While I was having the care I really was terrified and paranoid. I had to do a lot of hard...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Kinda family: when i was 12 we went abroad to visit family and i had sex with 4 of my male cousins (distant cousins) at the same time, in a field near their house.
    Julieloli13 Julieloli13 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 1

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    I had to have a hysterectomy maybe 3-4 years ago. I have a hard time even now, seeing women who are pregnant with children. I never had that chance. Always had fibrous tumors in my...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm freaking out. I don't know why but I feel like I'm dying. My heart is racing and I'm feeling like bugs are crawling on me. Is this a panic attack? I don't think I've had one...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Once upon a time back in 6th grade I liked this girl and so I asked her out. She agreed, and I was over joyed, I was never happier, she took all of my sadness away with her...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I was at a party here in Paris, and there were lots of guys without dates. I was with two girlfriends, and they later spotted these two guys dropping things in various drinks. We...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    It was 2 years ago. I was only 2 months along. It was traumatizing because I lost the baby and the miscarriage itself took a lot out of me. I was at work when it happened. I was...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I hated it. I had to bite this metal thing and 3 massive round things spun round and round my head making horrible noises like the sound of a car engine.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I've had two kids. One daughter & one son. In that order. Born two years, one month, and two days apart.
    itsmed11 itsmed11 26-30, F Jul 12

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    Last night I had a sleep paralysis episode. It was the single scariest thing you could experience. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move or talk. I could see...
    Aggienation12 Aggienation12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12